Explosions hit south Lebanon village, cause fire

September 3, 2010 14:14

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese security officials said several explosions have caused a large fire in a southern village Friday.

One of the officials says blasts might have been triggered by an explosion at a weapons depot belonging to the Hizbullah militant group in the village of Shehabiyeh.The two security officials said they did not know if there were any casualties.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are barred by military regulations from speaking to journalists.

Shehabiyeh village is south of the Litani River, an area patrolled by UN troops and Lebanese soldiers that is supposed to be free of weapons.

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